AMD Mobility Catalyst Display Driver 12.2 for Windows Vista/7 32-bit

March 7, 2012
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The AMD Mobility Radeon Driver Verification tool helps you determine your notebook’s compatibility with generic AMD Catalyst Mobility drivers. It helps to prevent incorrect installation on incompatible notebooks which may lead to disabled features or functionality.

If you experience difficulty while using the generic AMD Catalyst Mobility drivers, we recommend reverting to the driver provided by your notebook vendor. Please contact your notebook vendor for their most recent graphics drivers.

The following notebooks are not compatible with this tool:

  • Notebooks equipped with switchable graphics
  • Toshiba® notebooks
  • Sony® VAIO® notebooks
  • Panasonic® notebooks

This article provides information on the latest posting of AMD’s software suite, AMD Catalyst™ 12.2. This particular software suite updates the AMD display driver and the AMD Catalyst Control Center / AMD Vision Engine Control Center. This unified driver has been updated to provide enhanced level of power, performance, and reliability.

The AMD Catalyst software suite 12.2 Pre-Certified contains the following:

  • AMD display driver version 8.95
  • HydraVision for Windows® Vista® and Windows 7
  • Southbridge/IXP Driver
  • AMD Catalyst Control Center version 8.95 / AMD Vision Engine Control Center version 8.95

Important!

  • The AMD display driver and the AMD Catalyst Control Center / AMD Vision Engine Control Center can be downloaded independently of each other. However, for stability and performance AMD recommends that both components be updated from the same AMD Catalyst release.
  • The AMD Catalyst Control Center / AMD Vision Engine Control Center requires that the Microsoft .NET Framework SP1 be installed for Windows XP and Windows Vista. Without .NET SP1 installed, the AMD Catalyst Control Center / AMD Vision Engine Control Center will not launch properly and the user will see an error message.

Notes:

  • When installing the AMD Catalyst driver for Windows operating system, the user must be logged on as Administrator or have Administrator rights to complete the installation of the AMD Catalyst driver.
  • The Catalyst driver requires Windows 7 Service Pack 1 to be installed.
  • These release notes provide information on the AMD display driver only. For information on the ATI Multimedia Center, HydraVision, HydraVision Basic Edition, Remote Wonder, or the Southbridge/IXP driver, please refer to their respective release notes found at: http://support.amd.com/.
  • AMD Eyefinity technology gives gamers access to high display resolutions. As pixel count grows, the graphics horsepower required to drive the displays at a reasonable frame rate can increase dramatically. Depending on the game and system configuration, users may notice texture corruption and reduced frame rates when running games in multi-monitor Eyefinity modes.
  • Windows Driver Model (WDM) drivers are no longer bundled in the AMD Catalyst software suite. The WDM drivers install bundle can be downloaded independently through the AMD website.

What's New:

New Features

  • Windows 7 and Windows Vista support for the AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series and AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series
    • Enables support for Windows 7 64-bit/32-bit and Windows Vista 64-bit/32-bit.
    • Windows XP support will be made available in AMD Catalyst 12.4.

Improvements

  • Super Sampling Anti-Aliasing is now available for DirectX® 10 and DirectX 11 applications
    • Supported on the AMD Radeon HD 7900 and AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series.
    • Users can now enable Super Sample Anti-Aliasing and Adaptive Anti-Aliasing through the AMD Catalyst Control Center for DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 applications.
    • Applications must support in game Anti-Aliasing for the feature to work (Forced on Anti-Aliasing through the Catalyst Control Center is not supported for DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 applications).
  • AMD Eyefinity 2.1 technology enhancements
    • Custom resolutions – users can now choose from a much larger set of display resolutions for their AMD Eyefinity configurations.
    • Dynamic Configuration Changes: Switching between different display configurations (when physically plugging/un-plugging displays) will occur automatically by loading the appropriate profile.
    • HydraVision enhancements: The Windows Task bar can now be moved and resized based on users preference.
    • Profile Manager improvements: Users can now create multiple Display profiles, enabling users to seamlessly switch between various AMD Eyefinity and Display Configurations.

Resolved Issues

Resolved Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System

This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst 12.2 Pre-Certified software suite for Windows 7. These include:

  • Random texture flickering is no longer experienced when playing Tom Clancy HAWX with Crossfire and Eyefinity enabled.
  • Random texture flickering is no longer experienced when playing Call of Duty – Modern Warfare 3 in a Tri-Crossfire setup.
  • Random texture flickering is no longer experienced when playing Dragon Age 2 with Crossfire and Vsync enabled.
  • Skipping the in-game cinematics when running Dragon Age 2 in DirectX 11 mode no longer causes random stuttering.
  • The Battleforge DirectX 10.0 benchmark no longer experiences intermittent crashes when run in Tri-Crossfire mode.
  • Random flickering is no longer observed when playing Battlefield – Bad Company 2 in DirectX 11 mode.
  • Playing back h.264 interlaced BluRay content no longer displays intermittent green flashing.
  • The system no longer experiences random hangs when playing back BluRay 3D content in Duplicate mode.
  • Starcraft II no longer experiences random system crashes when exiting a campaign in certain Crossfire configurations.
  • Batman – Arkam City no longer experiences intermittent system crashes when run in DirectX 11 mode.
  • Changing Crossfire settings no longer causes a random system crash.
  • A system crash is no longer experienced when playing Rage with Crossfire enabled.
  • Crysis Warhead and Battlefield – Bad Company II no longer experience random crashes in certain Crossfire configurations.
  • Playback of BluRay 3D content now correctly uses hardware acceleration.
  • Random texture corruption is no longer displayed when playing Dirt III in DirectX 11 mode and with anisotropic filtering applied.

Resolved Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System

This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst 12.2 software suite for Windows 7. These include:

  • Windows Aero options are available after installing the driver.
  • Background textures in World of Warcraft Cataclysm no longer experience random flickering in some Crossfire and Eyefinity configurations.

Known Issues

Known issues under the Windows 7 operating system

The following section provides a summary of open issues that may be experienced under the Windows 7 operating system in the latest version of AMD Catalyst. These include:

  • Alan Wake - Enabling CrossfireX can cause corruptions or hangs. This issue will be fixed in AMD Catalyst 12.3
  • Elder Scrolls - Image corruption can be be seen with Anti-Aliasing enabled on speciic AMD graphics hardware. This issue will be fixed in AMD Catalyst 12.3
  • Vsync may be disabled after task switching when playing Rage.
  • A black screen may be displayed when running Civilization V in certain Eyefinity configurations.
  • Playing Far Cry 2 at high in game settings may generate a system hang.
  • Poor performance may be experience when playing Dirt 3 in DirectX 11 mode at low resolutions with Crossfire enabled.

Known issues under the Windows XP operating system

  • The following section provides a summary of open issues that may be experienced under the Windows XP operating system in the latest version of AMD Catalyst. These include:
    • The system may hand when playing Dirt 3 at maximum in-game settings.

AMD Product Compatibility

AMD Desktop Product Family Compatibility

  • AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 5400 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 4890 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 7300 Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 4850 X2 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6600 Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 4700 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6550D Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 4670 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6530D Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 4650 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6500 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6500 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6410D Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6370D Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 4550 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6310D Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 4350 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6300 Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 3800 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6200 Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 3600 Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 5900 Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 3400 Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 2900 Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 2600 Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 5600 Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 2400 Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 5500 Series

AMD FireStream Product Families

  • AMD FireStream 9350
  • AMD FireStream 9250
  • AMD FireStream 9270
  • AMD FireStream 9170

AMD Chipset Product Families

  • AMD Radeon HD 4290
  • AMD Radeon 3200 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 4250
  • AMD Radeon 3100 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 4200 Series
  • AMD Radeon 3000 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 3300 Series

AMD Mobility Product Family Compatibility

AMD Catalyst Mobility is a notebook reference graphics driver with limited support for system vendor specific features. When used with Windows Vista or Windows 7, users may have unwanted experiences.

The Installation Verification Software is designed to prevent driver download on certain notebook products. This is to protect against the installing of drivers that may disable features or functionality provided by the system manufacturer. If unwanted experiences occur while using AMD Catalyst Mobility, it is recommended to revert back to the driver provided by your system vendor for your specific platform. Please contact your system vendor for the most recent drivers for your notebook.

AMD Mobility Radeon Product Families

  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 6900M Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 4200 Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 6800M Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 4100 Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 6300M Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 3800 Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 6300 Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 3600 Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 6200 Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 3400 Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5800 Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 3200 Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5700 Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 3100 Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5600 Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 2700 Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5400 Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 2600 Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5100 Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 2400 Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 4800 Series
  • AMD PowerXpress enabled notebooks using AMD chipsets
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 4600 Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 4500 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6620G Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6520G Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6480G Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6380G Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6310G Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6250G Series

The following notebooks are not compatible with this release:

  • Any notebook launched after this driver release
  • Switchable Graphics enabled notebooks
  • Toshiba notebooks (please contact the notebook OEM for driver support for these notebooks)
  • Sony VAIO notebooks (please contact the notebook OEM for driver support for these notebooks)
  • Panasonic notebooks (please contact the notebook OEM for driver support for these notebooks)

Compatible Operating Systems

The latest version of the AMD Catalyst software suite is designed to support the following Microsoft Windows platforms:

  • Windows 7 32-bit version
  • Windows 7 64-bit version
  • Windows Vista 32-bit version
  • Windows Vista 64-bit version
  • Windows XP Professional
  • Windows XP Home Edition
  • Windows XP Media Center Edition
  • Windows XP Professional x64 Edition

Supported Languages:

  • Czech
  • Danish
  • German
  • Greek
  • US English
  • Spanish
  • Finnish
  • French
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Dutch
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Swedish
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Chinese (Traditional)
  • Chinese (Simplified)
Alternative drivers to AMD Mobility Catalyst Display Driver 12.2 for Windows Vista/7 32-bit: